Being a Wisconsin sports fan sucks, kind of. The Packers had a season where they lost on the final drive almost every other game. The Brewers seemed destined for nothing more than a .500 season. The Bucks are lost without Michael Redd. And the Wisconsin football team was a joke.
So in these winter months, we're left with nothing but the Badgers and Marquette. Marquette is holding up to their end of the deal, giving us something to cheer about, while the Badgers are just following the lead of the rest of this state's sports teams.
The Badgers deserve plenty of credit for their effort in their 64-63 loss to Purdue on Tuesday night, but ultimately, it was another close loss for this team, their fifth loss in a row. That's a stretch Bo Ryan hasn't experienced since a stretch at UW-Platteville in the mid-'80s. Yikes.
Purdue lead for most of the first half in this one, but lead by Keaton Nankivil's 21 points (5-5 from beyond the arc) the Badgers looked like they could send the Kohl Center fans home happy. However, Purdue was on a mission tonight, and a couple of quick three point shots gave them the lead.
Now, I've been saying all season long that the Badgers need a guy to take the last shot, and Jordan Taylor tried to be that guy with a left handed jumper at the 5.5 second mark that would have tied the game at 62, but it was no good.
Purdue sweeps the season series for the second year in a row, and the Badgers have lost five straight. Shoulder shrug and a deep sigh.
Maybe Collin is right. The Marquette Channel?